Kampen Family History

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Kampen Name Meaning

Reduced form of Dutch van Kampen, a habitational name from the city of Kampen in the Netherlands, on the east coast of the Ijsselmeer in the province of Overijssel. North German: Kampen is also the name of a village on the island of Sylt in Schleswig-Holstein. However, the German name is more likely to be a topographic name, from the plural or an inflected from of Low German kamp ‘enclosed field’ (see Kamp 1). Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads in southeastern Norway named Kampen, from the definite singular form of kamp ‘round hill top’, ‘boulder’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Campen, Kamp, Kappen, Kamen, Kamper, Karpen, Kampe, Dammen, Lampe

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Kampen Family Origin

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Kampen Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Egg Dealer

    9%
  • Grocer

    9%
  • Keep House

    9%

In 1880, Farmer, Egg Dealer and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kampen. A less common occupation for the Kampen family was Keep House. The most common Kampen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Kampen's were Farmers.

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Kampen Historical Records

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Kampen Life Expectancy

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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
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Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
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